Profile


David Karlander studies language and communication. His research covers topics in intellectual history, sociolinguistics, semiology and the philosophy of language. He currently investigates utopian visions of auxiliary languages in political thought, mainly during the first half of the 20th century. He has previously published on minority language politics, graffiti, the history of Scandinavian dialectology, and the idea of deficit in theories of bilingualism.

 

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Selected Publications


Karlander, David. 2018. Linguistic prerequisites for cultural analysis: Lars Levander’s reocentric ethnographies of Swedish peasant life and language. Signs and Society 6(3), 000–000.
Karlander, David. 2018. Backjumps: Writing watching, erasing train graffiti. Social Semiotics 28(1), 41–59.
Karlander, David. 2017. State categories, state vision and vernacular woes in Sweden's language politics. Language Policy 17(3), 343–363.
Karlander, David. 2017. Roads to regimentation: Place, authenticity and the metapragmatics of naming. Language & Communication 53, 11–24.
Karlander, David. 2015. Register and artefact: Enregistering authenticity in an engagement with Övdalsk descriptivist texts. Language & Communication 45, 12–26.


 

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Last updated: 29 November 2018